Specialist English Teacher

The Rubicon Centre, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 4AN

9 days remaining to apply

  • Application deadline

    5 June 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 May 2022

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Salary dependant on experience

Specialist English Teacher job summary

Are you an experienced Teacher looking for a fresh opportunity that can offer a challenging and rewarding experience? For some it may offer the chance to enter this fulfilling area of education, for others it may be a new challenge in a sector you are familiar with.

Here at The Rubicon Centre we are passionate about supporting our students to overcome barriers in learning and life. For children and young people facing barriers to learning through circumstance, learning difficulties and challenging needs, the level of care and education must go above and beyond, and that’s what The Rubicon Centre Team aim to provide.

We are looking to appoint an experienced, resilient, patient and motivated English Teacher to lead the delivery of English to GCSE and develop literacy across the school. Experience and understanding of SEMH, Thrive and Trauma informed practice would be a distinct advantage as would the ability to support the delivery of other curriculum areas.

You will:
• Have experience working with students with challenging behaviour or within a PRU environment

• Excellent interpersonal skills, be self-motivated, receptive to change and able to work under pressure.

• The ability to teach to KS3 and KS4 pupils up to GCSE standard

• Proven classroom ability and practice

• Experience of and a sound understanding of how assessment is used to support learning

• A good knowledge of strategies for supporting an ethos of positive behaviour management

• Have SEN experience

We are offering the chance to shape the future of students who need help re-engaging with education. In this role you will work with small groups of vulnerable students, who have a variety of complex emotional and behaviour needs. You will tailor lessons to the individual needs of the students and remove barriers to learning, enhancing their experience in lessons and improving their life chances.

Do you have what it takes to make a difference and be part of our team?

Please see the full job advertisement, job description, person specification, details about The Rubicon Centre and the job application form.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Applying for the job

Applications are to be emailed to Mandy Carrington, Office Manager


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About The Rubicon Centre

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
8 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01609 533951

“Dream Big, Dare to Succeed”

The Rubicon Centre is a Pupil Referral Unit supporting students who for whatever reason struggle to access mainstream settings. The Rubicon Centre is a school judged “good” by Ofsted January 2018.

The numbers of students we work with can change on a daily basis but on average our numbers are around 30. Students are referred to us from the six secondary schools in the Selby area. Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Selby has one of the highest levels of need within North Yorkshire. Our catchment area is approximately a 20 mile radius of Selby Town.

The Rubicon Centre is a friendly and innovative school situated in the centre of the beautiful County of North Yorkshire, bordering the North York Moors National Park, offering a high quality of life.

Selby is a small market town sixteen miles south of York and close to the M1 and M62. The School is only 10 minutes from the A1, making it easily and quickly accessible from York, Leeds and Hull.

The School offers all employees training and support with the chance to develop skills working with students with social, emotional needs. Employees also benefit from NYCC’s Vivup discount Scheme including access to tax free childcare vouchers.

We aspire to develop a real sense of ambition and achievement at the school. Although admission to the school is often based on previous struggles encountered at mainstream schools all our students have a fresh opportunity to change direction and start to achieve. Our school logo “Dream Big, Dare to Succeed” is constantly reinforced through the way we work.

For more information please visit our website


Arranging a visit to The Rubicon Centre

We would welcome visits from candidates, by prior arrangement. Either email Mandy Carrington acarring@selbyprs.n-yorks.sch.uk or call 01609 533951 to request a school visit.

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